python – Creating a Pandas DataFrame from a Numpy array: How do I specify the index column and column headers?

The Question :

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I have a Numpy array consisting of a list of lists, representing a two-dimensional array with row labels and column names as shown below:

data = array([['','Col1','Col2'],['Row1',1,2],['Row2',3,4]])

I’d like the resulting DataFrame to have Row1 and Row2 as index values, and Col1, Col2 as header values

I can specify the index as follows:

df = pd.DataFrame(data,index=data[:,0]),

however I am unsure how to best assign column headers.

The Question Comments :
  • @behzad.nouri’s answer is correct, but I think you should consider if you cannot have the initial data in another form. Because now, your values will be strings and not ints (because of the numpy array mixing ints and strings, so all are casted to string because numpy arrays have to be homogeneous).

The Answer 1

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You need to specify data, index and columns to DataFrame constructor, as in:

>>> pd.DataFrame(data=data[1:,1:],    # values
...              index=data[1:,0],    # 1st column as index
...              columns=data[0,1:])  # 1st row as the column names

edit: as in the @joris comment, you may need to change above to np.int_(data[1:,1:]) to have correct data type.

The Answer 2

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Here is an easy to understand solution

import numpy as np
import pandas as pd

# Creating a 2 dimensional numpy array
>>> data = np.array([[5.8, 2.8], [6.0, 2.2]])
>>> print(data)
>>> data
array([[5.8, 2.8],
       [6. , 2.2]])

# Creating pandas dataframe from numpy array
>>> dataset = pd.DataFrame({'Column1': data[:, 0], 'Column2': data[:, 1]})
>>> print(dataset)
   Column1  Column2
0      5.8      2.8
1      6.0      2.2

The Answer 3

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I agree with Joris; it seems like you should be doing this differently, like with numpy record arrays. Modifying “option 2” from this great answer, you could do it like this:

import pandas
import numpy

dtype = [('Col1','int32'), ('Col2','float32'), ('Col3','float32')]
values = numpy.zeros(20, dtype=dtype)
index = ['Row'+str(i) for i in range(1, len(values)+1)]

df = pandas.DataFrame(values, index=index)

The Answer 4

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This can be done simply by using from_records of pandas DataFrame

import numpy as np
import pandas as pd
# Creating a numpy array
x = np.arange(1,10,1).reshape(-1,1)
dataframe = pd.DataFrame.from_records(x)

The Answer 5

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    >>import pandas as pd
    >>import numpy as np
    ...        index=[i for i in range(data.shape[0])],
    ...        columns=['f'+str(i) for i in range(data.shape[1])])
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The Answer 6

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Adding to @behzad.nouri ‘s answer – we can create a helper routine to handle this common scenario:

def csvDf(dat,**kwargs): 
  from numpy import array
  data = array(dat)
  if data is None or len(data)==0 or len(data[0])==0:
    return None
    return pd.DataFrame(data[1:,1:],index=data[1:,0],columns=data[0,1:],**kwargs)

Let’s try it out:

data = [['','a','b','c'],['row1','row1cola','row1colb','row1colc'],

In [61]: csvDf(data)
             a         b         c
row1  row1cola  row1colb  row1colc
row2  row2cola  row2colb  row2colc
row3  row3cola  row3colb  row3colc

The Answer 7

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I think this is a simple and intuitive method:

data = np.array([[0, 0], [0, 1] , [1, 0] , [1, 1]])
reward = np.array([1,0,1,0])

dataset = pd.DataFrame()
dataset['StateAttributes'] = data.tolist()
dataset['reward'] = reward.tolist()



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But there are performance implications detailed here:

How to set the value of a pandas column as list

The Answer 8

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Here simple example to create pandas dataframe by using numpy array.

import numpy as np
import pandas as pd

# create an array 
var1  = np.arange(start=1, stop=21, step=1).reshape(-1)
var2 = np.random.rand(20,1).reshape(-1)

dataset = pd.DataFrame()
dataset['col1'] = var1
dataset['col2'] = var2

The Answer 9

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It’s not so short, but maybe can help you.

Creating Array

import numpy as np
import pandas as pd

data = np.array([['col1', 'col2'], [4.8, 2.8], [7.0, 1.2]])

>>> data
array([['col1', 'col2'],
       ['4.8', '2.8'],
       ['7.0', '1.2']], dtype='<U4')

Creating data frame

df = pd.DataFrame(i for i in data).transpose()
df.drop(0, axis=1, inplace=True)
df.columns = data[0]

>>> df
  col1 col2
0  4.8  7.0
1  2.8  1.2

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